"Damages" in an Injury Lawsuit: An Introduction for Lay People
Your Deposition: What to Expect
Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
The Burden of Proof -- What must plaintiffs prove to win their case?
Bringing a Lawsuit to Find Out What Happened and Why
Subrogation: Piggyback Claims by Health Insurers in Injury Lawsuits
Who Can Sue the U.S. Government for Injuries? A Legal Primer
Why Secret Settlements of Injury Lawsuits Are Bad (for Everyone but the Defendant)
How Big Tobacco Handles Lawsuits -- Attrition and Wait for Deaths
The Evolution of Informed Consent in U.S. Courts
How Auto Defects Can Cause Passenger Injury
What patients misunderstand about their right of informed consent
Blecker: GM Recalls Show Need for Harsher Penalties for "Red Collar" Criminals
Attorney Client Privilege
Proximate Cause - An Important Practice Tip for Personal Injury Lawyers
Understanding Supplemental Spousal Liability Insurance in NY
The Integrated and Coordinated Approach to Title IX Compliance
Hailey French’s Story – When millions barely cover the bills.
What happens if more than one person is responsible for an accident?
What is Subrogation and How Does it Affect Settlement Amounts?
There has been a lot of curiosity within the biologics industry regarding how the “patent dance” procedures of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (“BPCIA”) would operate. This interest was piqued in July 2014...more
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Judge Alsup out of the Northern District of California recently issued a decision relating to HP's App Catalogue's (its online store) sale of an app called "Chubby Checker," an app that estimates the size of a male's anatomy...more
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My part in a recent presentation to the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association concerned opening statements, and I wanted to share a highly graphically immersive style of opening that allows an attorney to persuasively...more
A recent Fairfax County defamation case involving a consumer’s scathing postings against a contractor on Yelp and Angie’s List raises the issue as to who can be held liable for postings made by third parties.
I found the comprehensive study released by the ABA on attorneys’ use of technology very interesting. Kevin O’Keefe summarized the study done by Jeff Richardson as follows:
In 2012, 33% of all attorneys report using a tablet...more
Here’s the scenario: You’re a well-known athlete. You’ve worked hard to become the best in your game. You wake up one morning, grab your coffee, sit down at your computer and start to read the morning’s news. Much to your...more
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In the wake of the Courtney Love libel case, I’m hoping I can entice a copyright lawyer or two to make comment on the issues of copyright and libel on the online platform. Please feel free to add substance/agree/disagree to...more
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